Left Field Rhythms is a phenomenal music ensemble from Bridgeport, CT performing Sunday June 21, 2009 at the 3rd Annual Channel 1 Block Party 1-4pm on the New Haven Green during the Festival of Arts & Ideas.
Left Field Rhythms is a laid back union of melodic hip-hop and authentic soul. This three member mosaic features lyrical front men: C- Boogie, Justice and Ever Wonder. The group's emcees derive their influences from the golden age of hip hop including A Tribe Called Quest, KRS One and Big Daddy Kane.
Cboogie formed the group after he decided to put his own project on hold. L.F.R., all based in Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut known to many as “the Park City”. Like other urban centers in Connecticut, Bridgeport fared less well during the de-industrialization of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Unemployment rose, crime soared, and the city became known for a large drug problem and for having an exploding AIDS rate. Many former-industrial sites within the city were discovered to be heavily-polluted, leaving the city with extensive environmental costs and damage. Other sites were simply abandoned and left to burn down, leaving some areas of the city resembling ghost towns.
And it's that specific atmosphere where Left Field Rhythms creativity is driving from. In 2008 the group has been earnestly working on their debut album Left Field Rhythms - Define By:. L.F.R. has been steadfastly concentrating of reaching every different situation that may arise in someone's lifetime. The title of the album encompasses what the group is really made of. “Everyone is different, but we bring it together whether in the studio or on stage or even just hanging out, it's so many things we're defined by...” states Ever Wonder. The album itself seems to appeal to the single parent, the living check by check individual, the starving artist, the family man, any real and everyday life of millions of people on this planet. It also tackles the views of wanting to be an artist in very hard, ever changing music industry.
source: Left Field Rhythms
This article was published on Thursday 09 December, 2010.